CENTERVILLE, Ga. — With inflation raising prices for food, basic necessities, and more, even non-profits are seeing the impact.
The Humane Society of Houston County reached out on Facebook for help this winter. President Dee Allison says they are running low on cleaning supplies, pet food, and cat litter. She says in her 15 years at the organization, this is the worst she has seen it.
"There's just not that extra cash flow but we still have to operate and still have to get our job done because the animals are not quit coming through our doors, or the request from animal controls are not stopping for us to help them too," Allison said.
With more than 100 animals and foster animals, they have to make sure they are all healthy and safe. Even when some of the animals need extra attention.
"We dropped $10,000 in little over a week in a half on some major surgeries so that was a super, super-hard hit that week," Allison said.
Kim Moore has been volunteering at the Humane Society of Houston County for four and a half years. She says they need all the supplies they can get.
"We have to take care of all the food, the potty pads, the cat litter, everything for them," Moore said.
Moore says if they don't have the food or supplies they have to get the food and supplies themselves and spend their own money. Moore says without their daily needs they "can't take care of them."
Allison suspects there's a reason for the lack of donations coming in.
"Due to the economy, we have watched a complete downfall of donation, unfortunately. We understand that because everyone is having a hard time right now," Allison said.
If you or someone you know wants to donate, you can drop off donations at their location. They also take monetary donations as well. For more information, you can go to their website.